GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After an Independence Day last year that featured triple-digit heat for parts of West Michigan, 2013 will have much more seasonable conditions for fireworks celebrations and other activities.
Even better, it appears that rain chances will remain very low around the region before increasing again over the weekend.
Patchy dense fog will lift during the morning hours, with partly sunny skies expected the rest of the day. Some cumulus clouds will develop in the afternoon and may take over the sun for a while, but rain chances will stay at about 10% or less.
Temperatures will peak in the low 80s today; last year, the high reached 99° in Grand Rapids on the 4th of July with readings of 100°+ around Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.
An upper-level low pressure center will continue to create some unsettled weather in spots into the weekend, with a couple of waves of energy resulting in at least minor rain chances Friday and Saturday. The best chances would be in the afternoon along and south of I-94.
The entire 7 Day Forecast can be found on the Weather page throughout the weekend; have a happy and safe Independence Day!